John D. Lavin, CCM

Mr. John D. Lavin, CCM

AccuWeather For Business
100 N Broadway Suite 750
Wichita, KS 67202
Office: 814-235-8626

John Lavin is the Director of Forensic Services and a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) at AccuWeather. John leads a team of highly qualified expert meteorologists practicing forensic meteorology for over 40 years. AccuWeather is a recognized global leader in the weather industry and has been operating since 1962. It is likely a jury already has a positive relationship using AccuWeather as their trusted source for weather information through our mobile application,, and the AccuWeather Network

John has over ten years of professional meteorology experience working directly with many Fortune 500 companies on critical weather-related decisions. John has worked on many forensic cases involving hail and wind verification, slip and falls, auto accidents, and wrongful death suits. John's experience working directly with businesses translates well as an expert witness, communicating complex meteorological topics to non-scientists.

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Aviation
  • Insurance
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Railroad
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Weather & Meteorology

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: B.S in Atmospheric Science University of Kansas
Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) designated by the American Meteorological Society.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Board of Directors, Association of Certified Meteorologists (ACM)
Professional Member, American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Professional Member, National Weather Association (NWA)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Continuous Legal Education (CLE) course entitled “Forensic Meteorology: Revealing Weather Related Truths,” presented to:

■ The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
■ Allegheny County, PA Bar Association
■ Erie County, PA Bar Association
■ Johnson County, KS Bar Association
■ Idaho State Bar Association
■ Federal Bar Association
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Meteorology
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Available upon request
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Available upon request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Available upon request
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Available upon request


Available Upon Request